Regulation of the tech sector is inevitable, Apple boss Tim  Cook has said, as free market has not worked to rein in data privacy abuses. Photograph:  Kimihiro Hoshino /AFP/Getty Images

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said new regulations for the tech industry are “inevitable” in the wake of a series of scandals, rejoining a debate t(...)

Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland: has secured agreement to lease the 14-acre Bankcentre campus in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The outdoor terrace at the top of Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin gives the social media giant a bird’s eye view of Google’s office bl(...)

Once your data is breached – even just a single login and password – it leaves you vulnerable in ways you might never imagine. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this week, while checking my spam folder in search of a wayward email, one message caught my eye. The subject heading was one of my own login (...)

Photograph:   Lionel Bonaventure, Getty

Another month, another set of Facebook privacy scandals. The one most people heard about – because it made leading news stories across the globe – in(...)

Sam Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, leaves a US district court  in Washington, DC, on Friday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A Republican political consultant linked to Paul Manafort and Cambridge Analytica has admitted to funnelling $50,000 (about €43,000) from a Ukrainian (...)

Facebook has been battling controversies involving data privacy and its  use by Russians to influence the 2016 US election. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

As much as $120 billion (€103 billion) was wiped off the value of Facebook on Thursday in the biggest one-day sell-off of a listed company in US stock(...)

 Facebook has suspended analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how the company collects and shares data from the site and its Instagram platform. File photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook has suspended analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how the company collects and shares data from the site and its Instagram p(...)

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Facebook could be fined a symbolic £500,000 (€565,000) by the UK’s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data fa(...)

Questions to Facebook Ireland from members of the Oireachtas joint committee on communications had a particular focus on the company’s political advertisement policies. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook Ireland recently submitted written responses to formal queries the company received from members of the Oireachtas joint committee on communi(...)

Mark Zuckerberg controls more than 51 per cent of Facebook votes,  despite owning only about 14% of the company.   Photograph: Bloomberg

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg faced a significant rebellion from ordinary shareholders, with more than a quarter voting against their(...)

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